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It is amazing to realize that 40 years have passed since the event of a lifetime…the Woodstock Music Festival in upstate New York…the Summer of 69…the summer that changed the world.

I was only 16 that summer and still living in Texas….way too far away to convince my parents that I really needed to be there… ;-) Now, 40 years later, the Spirit of Woodstock is alive and well….the music, the coming together, the Peace, Love & Happiness state of mind will live forever….

“Beautiful People by Melanie” is a song which still touches my heart in a very profound way…if you’ve never heard it, give it a listen…it is the Essence of Love.

Beautiful people
You live in the same world as I do
But somehow I never noticed
You before today
I’m ashamed to say

Beautiful people
We share the same back door
And it isn’t right
We never met before
But then
We may never meet again
If I weren’t afraid you’d laugh at me
I would run and take all your hands
And I’d gather everyone together for a day
And when we’re gather’d
I’ll pass buttons out that say
Beautiful people
Never have to be alone
‘Cause there’ll always be someone
With the same button on as you
Include him in everything you do.

Beautiful people
You ride the same subway
As I do ev’ry morning
That’s got to tell you something
We’ve got so much in common
I go the same direction that you do
So if you take care of me
Maybe I’ll take care of you

Beautiful people
You look like friends of mine
And it’s about time
That someone said it here and now
I make a vow that some time, somehow
I’ll have a meeting
Invite ev’ryone you know
I’ll pass out buttons for
The ones who come to show
Beautiful people
Never ever have to be alone
‘Cause there’ll always be someone
With the same button on as you
Include him in ev’rything you do
He may be sitting right next to you
He may be a beautiful people too
And if you take care of him
Maybe he’ll take care of you
‘Cause all of the beautiful people do
And you’re all beautiful people too

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music, love, peace, psychedelic, woodstock, hippie, 1969, turtledove, melanie, jan landers, tie dye

Comments

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersabout 5 years ago

  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    JAN THIS IS TOTALLY FANTASTIC.. HOW PRECIOUS TO REMEMBER.. 16 a babe!! xoxooxxo

  • yes…..i was young once…. :-) wonderful memories….thank you for being here, dear lina…i am about to go check out some of your new postings….love ya…

    – Jan Landers

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago

    this is gorgeous and what wonderful memory of those years. i was 11:) and wow, I remember my sisters begging to go .. lol!!!!!!!

  • thanks so much, isa…..i begged, too, but it didn’t get me there….i surely was there in spirit, though…. ;-)

    – Jan Landers

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 5 years ago

    Such a lovely vibrant image Jan, you have captured what l imagine to be the essence of the event and love that song too :-)

  • thank you, my friend…melanie, for me, captures the essence in this song….glad you like it….

    – Jan Landers

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearabout 5 years ago

    Love Melanies’ music and this heART is amazingly full of your love, peace and music sis ~ good luck in the challenge ;) xoxox ♥

  • thanks, sis….what a great time to remember and hold in our hearts….good challenge!!! :-)

    – Jan Landers

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromabout 5 years ago

    Like Totally Awesome!!! LOL…I got you by one year..I was 17 and I watched my cousin drive off and go be a part of the scene in the farmer’s field!

  • thanks, my desert friend….good to see ya….oh….to watch your cousin drive off…..how i would’ve loved to be there….but it wasn’t meant to be….. :-)

    – Jan Landers

  • Jomei
    Jomeiabout 5 years ago

    very groovy!

  • thanks, jim! that’s a huge compliment!!! :-)

    – Jan Landers

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful!!!

  • thanks so much, alison! much appreciated!

    – Jan Landers

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinabout 5 years ago

    WOW!! this is a must have!!! you Rock!

  • hello, my friend….and thank you…i am honored by your ’wow!!" :-)

    – Jan Landers

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinabout 5 years ago

    I was not a happy 14 year old when my mom refused
    to let me “be a hippy” but I got over it ;o) the Peace, Love, Music & Flower Power hit me then and never left!!!

  • i hear that…. ;-)

    – Jan Landers

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